Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,000 islands in the South China Sea.

Jorge B. Vargas

Jorge B. Vargas
Jorge Bartolome Vargas (August 24, 1890 – February 22, 1980) was a lawyer, diplomat and youth advocate born in Bago, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He graduated valedictorian from Negros Occidental High School in 1909 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1911 and a Bachelor of Law degree with honors in 1914, both from the University of the Philippines.

Emil Q. Javier

Emil Javier
His expertise is in agronomy, especially the production, seed creation and management of tropical grasses and legumes, and the usage and grazing administration of indigenous Imperata grassland.

Angel C. Alcala

Angel Alcala
His marine science publications comprise about 80 papers on coral reef fish, marine reserves, long-term effects of protection on marine biodiversity such as corals and top predatory fish. Most of these papers have been published in peer review, international journals and books.

Andrés Bonifacio

The Father of the Philippine Revolution
Andrés Bonifacio
Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro was a Filipino revolutionary leader and the president of the Tagalog Republic. He is often called "The Father of the Philippine Revolution". He was one of the founders and later Supremo of the Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or more commonly known as "Katipunan", a movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.

Teodora Alonso Realonda

Teodora Alonso
Teodora Alonso Realonda y Quintos was a wealthy woman in the Spanish colonial Philippines. She was best known as the mother of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal. Realonda was born in Santa Cruz, Manila. She was also known for being a disciplinarian and hard-working mother. Her medical condition inspired Rizal to take up medicine.

Teodoro Agoncillo

Teodoro Agoncillo
Teodoro Andal Agoncillo was a prominent 20th-century Filipino historian. He and his contemporary Renato Constantino were among the first Filipino historians renowned for promoting a distinctly nationalist point of view of Filipino history. He was also an essayist and a poet

Nicanor Abelardo

Nicanor Abelardo
Nicanor Santa Ana Abelardo was born on the 7th of February, 1893 in San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan. He was a composer, pianist and teacher

Emilio Abé Aguilar Cruz

Emilio Aguilar Cruz
Artist, writer, editor, art critic, diplomat, and nationalist, Emilio Aguilar Cruz was born on June 5, 1915 in Magalang, a town at the foot of Mount Arayat, the majestic mountain on the plains of Pampanga which became his inspiration for many of his essays and paintings.

Rody Vera

Rody Vera
A prolific writer, Vera has written more than 25 original plays, 10 of which have won Palanca Awards. He has adapted and translated more than 20 plays into Filipino, including those of Bertolt Brecht (“Mother Courage and Her Children”), Shakespeare (“Macbeth”), Jean Genet (“The Maids”), and Chekhov (“Three Sisters” and “The Cherry Orchard”).

Thelma B. Kintanar

Thelma B. Kintanar
Dr. Kintanar was Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at UP Diliman. She received her BA degree from UP Diliman, MA from Northwestern University and PhD from Stanford University.